It’s a simple question, isn’t it? ‘Are you as healthy as you could be?’. The easy answer would be yes because let’s be honest about it, we all like to think that we are as healthy as we could be, but is it the truth? Could you be leading a healthier life? Are there small changes that you could make to give your health a boost? To determine if you are as healthy as you could be, keep reading.
Do you eat your five a day?
When it comes to how healthy you are, one of the most important factors to take into account is how much fruit and vegetables you eat. The chances are that if you are vegan, then you do get enough fruit and vegetables each day, but then again, with so many new vegan foods available in the supermarkets now, that may not necessarily be the case. There was a time when vegan diets were limited to mainly fruit and vegetables, but today that is no longer the case. There are extensive options in the supermarkets, from vegan pizzas to vegan cakes, which means that eating healthily and getting your five a day isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Is water your go-to drink of choice?
The fact is that when it comes to what you drink, water really should be your go-to drink of choice. Yes, it may not taste as nice as certain other drinks, like fizzy pop, for instance, but it is so much better for you, and it comes with a wide range of health benefits. From boosting your immune system to helping to make heart disease less likely, water really is a ‘miracle’ liquid and one that you should be drinking a lot more of. Not a fan of plain water? Opt to drink seltzer water that has a flavor to it then, to make getting enough water easier. The fact is that water doesn’t have to be dull, there are plenty of ways that you can make it a little more exciting to drink.
How do you exercise?
Most people exercise, that’s a fact, but how do you exercise? Are you doing the right kind of exercise to keep your body healthy? The truth is that exercising on its own isn’t enough; you need to combine a variety of different types of exercise to ensure that you are in tip-top shape. This means not only doing aerobic exercise such as swimming, running and cycling, but also doing strength training and flexibility training, such as practicing yoga or pilates.
Are you a home cook?
Do you live off of ready meals and pre-made sauces? Or, are you a home cook? When it comes to leading a healthier life, it’s all about the home cooking. The more food that you make from scratch, the better. Cooking doesn’t have to be a hassle, especially if your prep your ingredients beforehand or invest in a slow cooker. The fact is that often, even ready meals and sauces labeled as ‘healthy’ are packed full of sugar, salt, and additives. Whereas, when you cook from scratch, you know exactly what goes into your food.
There you have it, a few useful tips to determine if you are as healthy as you could be.
Love & Peace